The Raleigh Acupuncture perimenopause treatment works best to resolve night sweats, hot flashes, insomnia, irritability, and brain fog. Read on to learn how acupuncture safely and naturally restores balance to your body.
Raleigh Acupuncture Perimenopause Treatment
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Perimenopause and Menopause
From the age of 45, women can start experiencing symptoms associated with menopause. Perimenopause means it’s coming. Menopause means it’s here! These symptoms include:
- Irregular periods
- Vaginal dryness
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Sleep problems
- Mood changes
- Weight gain and slowed metabolism
- Thinning hair and dry skin
- Loss of breast fullness
- Irregular menstrual cycle
Acupuncture Relieves Perimenopause Symptoms
Your doctor may offer hormone replacement therapy (HRT). However, Chinese medicine has a better option. Your hormone levels naturally change over time. Instead of tampering with this process, acupuncture helps your body adjust to the new hormone level, resolving adverse symptoms in the process.
The Raleigh Acupuncture perimenopause treatment identifies the specific areas of imbalance in your body caused by the hormone shift. Then, we create a treatment plan to achieve balance again at the new hormone levels. Once attained, the symptoms of perimenopause resolve themselves!
Acupuncture Beats HRT
The issue with hormone replacement therapy is that it treats the symptom, not the root. It places hormones into your body, temporarily relieving hot flashes, brain fog, and insomnia. However, nature designed a woman’s body to have reduced hormones at this stage of life. HRT serves a worthy purpose – easing debilitating symptoms caused by a drop in estrogen. But acupuncture offers a better solution – helping the body adjust to the new hormone levels – which naturally resolves those same annoying symptoms.
How Acupuncture Works
From a Chinese medicine perspective, Kidney Yin Deficiency is the pattern imbalance responsible for most perimenopause symptoms. A drop in estrogen triggers a reduction in yin fluids. Yin is a natural “coolant” in the body, helping prevent overheating. We call this “empty heat” since it comes from a lack of coolant rather than excess fire. Empty heat triggers symptoms like night sweats, hot flashes, irritability, insomnia, and dryness.
Acupuncture nourishes the Kidney yin and clears empty heat, enabling your body to overcome these disabling symptoms while adjusting to the new hormone levels. Once balanced, your body will naturally produce enough Kidney yin at the new hormone levels, resolving your heat symptoms.
Acupuncture is Safe
All needles are sterile, single-use, and hair-thin. The treatments are relaxing – many of our patients fall asleep during their sessions. Afterward, you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated. While you rest, acupuncture restores balance to your body.
Recent Perimenopause Case
A 49-year-old woman came to our clinic complaining of severe perimenopause symptoms, including night sweats, hot flashes, waking in the middle of the night unable to get back to sleep, and poor memory and concentration. She had declined taking hormone replacement therapy from her doctor, opting for a more natural route and hoping acupuncture could help.
Her tongue was red with a light coating, and her pulse was thin and rapid, both clear signs of Kidney Yin Deficiency with Empty Heat. Her treatment included acupoints KD6, KD3, SP6, LI11, LI4, CV4, and GV20. In addition, we prescribed the Chinese herbal formula Zhi Bai Di Huang Pian.
The acupuncture and herbs worked well to improve her condition – after four sessions, she felt 50 percent better. She was back to her usual good health following her eighth treatment, with no adverse symptoms. Acupuncture had helped her body restore hormonal balance. A check-in six months later confirmed that she was still feeling great.
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What our Clients are Saying
Jade is the best!! I went from having 10-15 hot flashes a day…. Now I might get one every now and then. I’m so happy.
My husband used to be the furnace in bed every night and I was always freezing. When I turned 50 I became the furnace, and I was not happy about it! I was on my way to get hormone replacement when I got to reading about possible side effects. With that option gone, I turned to acupuncture. My niece had gone to Raleigh Acupuncture for migraines and raved about it, so I made an appointment. Holy smoke! This stuff really works!! It didn’t take but two visits before I started feeling cooler. By the time they got done with me I was back to my normal “always cold” self! Ladies, you owe it to yourselves to try this.
At 45 I started going through menopause. My periods became irregular for the first time in my life, with much more heavy bleeding and painful cramping. I started getting hot flashes and night sweats, was more irritable, and generally did not feel well. I read how acupuncture could treat menopausal syndrome (which I seemed to fit to the tee) and looked around for a practitioner. Raleigh Acupuncture seemed to have a lot of experience in this area so I gave them a try. They treated me for three months and dramatically reduced my symptoms. They used the acupuncture and chinese herbs. I am amazed at how good I feel, even better than before this trouble started in the first place. I never would have thought that acupuncture could make such positive changes in my health.
I went through menopause 10 years ago and was still having hot flashes and night sweats. I thought it would last the rest of my life. Then I tried acupuncture and within two months they were gone. Thank you Raleigh Acupuncture!
I’ve been going to Raleigh Acupuncture for 4+ years. I first went to them because I was having problems with my monthly period lasting two weeks or more, hot flashes that were extreme, and all over pain from fibromyalgia, which is a chronic pain condition. I was in a state of depression and despair, unable to work, or do things I love to do, like working in my yard. On a good day, I could perform simple household chores, perhaps a little yoga, and that was all. My first few visits brought relief from hot flashes, terrible neck pain, and wrap-around pain in my ribs that restricted my ability to breathe comfortably. I felt this was a miracle as I had suffered for many years, and had no idea it was so easily remedied. This miraculous ride continued as I took Chinese herbs for aiding my menopausal symptoms, sinus problems, anxiety, and general pain. As time went on I began to depend on Raleigh Acupuncture for psychological strengthening as well. Nowhere else have I found anyone that really listens to what I have to say without thinking I was crazy. Today, as I sit and reflect, I am about to graduate from an intense two year program for Landscape Architecture Technology. I took a huge leap when I signed up for full-time classes when I was 50 years old. I have enjoyed great success, making one B in 64 credit hours, the rest were A’s! In February of 2011, I was in a car accident where I was sandwiched between a van and a school bus. I was able to continue school and finish the semester, I believe because of my acupuncture treatments. I contribute most of my academic success, emotional well-being, and diminished pain to Raleigh Acupuncture.